I was able to attend a Sabbath Rest in the Smoky Mountains – far away from work and electronic media. It was just what the doctor ordered, mentally and spiritually. I spent some time trying to capture the misty mountains and hills. I asked a regular visitor if they ever had a clear day, and he said that this was clear. The word “sabbath” comes from a Hebrew word which means to cease. Cease from your usual work and activity and spend some time with the creator. This is one of the goals for Two Book Retreats, to combine art, nature and scriptural reflection.
I was off near twilght for a walk along the Yahara River to Tenney Locks. It was a great time to observe the color of the sky (orange) reflected in the water. This might be a location for the Bridges Class.
Two Books Retreats will work with Nancy Macgregor to present the Bridges class again. It will be a six week class on Mondays starting in June. We will select new locations along the Yahara River in Madison. Details to follow soon.
I’ve been taking a class with Nancy Macgregor on “a bold approach” to watercolor. We have worked on a few assignments. Some has been fun, some frustrating, but all of it an adventure into the worlds of color and composition. Below are some photos. The students will be hanging an exhibit at the Madison Christian Community on Old Sauk Road in Madison – this is a unique location where two congregations share a building. I will be joining the fun as the amatuerist of amateurs.
We had perfect weather to face the challenge of the Jennifer Street Bridge. This is a pedestrian bridge. We encountered pedestrians, fisherman, boats, kayaks, ducks, jumping fish, birds and a muskrat in the water.